Shortly after a drone attack at the Air Force base in the city, a crude bomb was found in Jammu, where police chief Jammu and Kashmir Dilbagh Singh said on Sunday that they would widen the investigation into a terror strike by authorities.
“In both blasts in the Jammu Airfield, drones with payload were used. Jammu police found another crude bomb. Introduced by LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba), this IED (Improvised Explosive Device) has to be planted somewhere overloaded, “Mr. Dilbagh stated.
In the Narwhale region of Nadem Ul Haq, a 22-year-old Banihal citizen, the IED with 4 kg of explosives was found, he added. Dilbagh Singh said that the arrest was not connected to the attack.
In the early hours of Sunday, two explosions rocked at the Jammu Indian Air Force Station, wounding two people and causing small damage to a building, officials said.
They added that in security circles the blasts caused concern, as they were the first time drones were used in an attack in India.
The Indian Air Force tweeted on Sunday adding one explosion and causing minor damage to a building’s roof, the other one exploded on the open ground. “Inquiries are underway with civil services.
Under the Law against Illicit Activities (Preventing) an FIR was registered which allows for the arrest and detention of suspects for up to six months without any evidence. This test was taken over by the National Investigation Agency.
The explosion is investigated by IAF teams and national bombs, forensic experts, and the police of Jammu and Kashmir.
The use of drones in the attack would pose a major challenge for security forces in the region, according to senior security officials.
The blows began hours before Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Army General Chief MM Naravane started to visit Ladakh for three days to check Indian operational readiness and interact with soldiers in the background of an emergency conflict with China.